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Planet of the apes

Stephen Cave - Financial Times - 21 August 2012 Comments

What we really know about our evolutionary past – and what we don’t E volving: The Human Effect and Why it Matters , by Daniel J Fairbanks, Prometheus Books, RRP£16.99/$19, 352 pages ...

TAGGED: BOOKS, EVOLUTION, REVIEWS

Magic at Every Age A review of Richard Dawkins, The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True.

Stacy L. Memering,Viviana A. Weekes-Shackelford,Todd K. Shackelford - Evolutionary Psychology - 16 August 2012 Comments

What’s Out There Now There are nearly a dozen books published by Richard Dawkins on the shelves today,each built with passion, eloquence, and facts to expand your mind and instill a fresh respect...

TAGGED: BOOKS, REVIEWS, RICHARD DAWKINS

CCI: DAVE MCKEAN ON DAWKINS, CHRIST AND "THE MAGIC OF REALITY"

Andy Liegl - CBR (Comic Book Resources) - 30 July 2012 Comments

In front of a packed crowd during his panel titled "My Two Years with Dawkins, Christ and a Small Crab Called Eric" at Comic-Con International in San Diego , artist, writer and indie filmmaker ...

TAGGED: BOOKS, SPEECHES

Redeeming God in Canaan

Doctor Science - Obsidian Wings - 29 July 2012 Comments

Last weekend I noticed two religion blogs, one Jewish and one evangelical (though not fundamentalist) Christian , discussing the same passages in the Bible: the ones commanding the Israelites to...

TAGGED: BOOKS, RELIGION

The Magic of Reality by Richard Dawkins

Oliver Kamm - The Times - 21 July 2012 Comments

Few scientists manage to reach a huge popular audience. Even among them Richard Dawkins is distinctive for the clarity and elegance of his prose. The Magic of Reality , an introduction to science,...

TAGGED: BOOKS, REVIEWS, RICHARD DAWKINS

Dear believers: Blasphemy is good for you

John Gray - The Globe and Mail - 05 July 2012 Comments

Title: The Future of Blasphemy Speaking of the Sacred in an Age of Human Rights Author: Austin Dacey Near the end of this bracingly provocative and forcefully argued book, Austin Dacey quotes a...

TAGGED: BLASPHEMY, BOOKS, REVIEWS

How the Blind Watchmaker Made Eyes

Donald Prothero - eSkeptic - 05 July 2012 Comments

S ince the days of Darwin, eyes and evolution have been an irresistible topic for scientists and amateur authors alike. British biologist St. George Jackson Mivart was initially a supporter of...

TAGGED: BOOKS, EVOLUTION, REVIEWS

The Magic of Reality - paperback release June 21

Press Release - Transworld Publishing - 30 June 2012 27 Comments

Paperback release date June 21, 2012 by Black Swan Publishing. Also available as an eBook. Preorder on Amazon.co.uk via the links below. click here or on the image for the pdf of Press Release ...

TAGGED: ANNOUNCEMENTS, BOOKS, RICHARD DAWKINS

Book Excerpt: Why We Blame God for Our Problems

Matthew Hutson - Wired - 27 June 2012 Comments

The existence of suffering in the world has made people question their faith for millennia. And yet many believers, rather than reject their faith, attempt to understand the purpose of the...

TAGGED: BOOKS, CRITICAL THINKING

South Carolina’s Secular Crusader

Laura Paull - Tablet - 26 June 2012 Comments

The 2012 presidential race has brought religion into politics on an explicit level, as the candidates have competed to establish their bona fides as believers and defend their religious...

TAGGED: BOOKS, REVIEWS

“Freedom of Religion & The Secular State” By Russell Blackford – Book Review

Steven Paul Leiva - Atheists Unitied - 24 June 2012 Comments

Throughout most of history it has been easy for people to assume — and accept — the existence of gods or, later, a god, and the religions they engendered. Even in the beginning of this assumption,...

TAGGED: BOOKS, REVIEWS

"Why Are You Atheists So Angry?" - order now!

Greta Christina - Pitchstone Publishing - 22 June 2012 Comments

Pre-order now from the RDFRS online store Reserve your copy now and be the first to get yours as soon as it's printed - estimated delivery, mid-July 2012 Official release October 2012 Why...

TAGGED: ATHEISM, BOOKS

Interview with Richard Dawkins on BBC 5 Live radio today

Richard Bacon - BBC 5 live - 21 June 2012 Comments

Richard's section begins at 20 minutes and 12 seconds and ends at the one hour mark. Listen here Or go here and click on "Listen Now"

TAGGED: BOOKS, INTERVIEWS, RICHARD DAWKINS

Nun's sex talk raises the Vatican's ire

Brendan Trembath - ABC - Australia - 05 June 2012 39 Comments

Thanks to Michael Murray for the link. Listen or download The Vatican has denounced an American nun after she wrote an award-winning book on sexual ethics, which includes topics such as gay...

TAGGED: BOOKS, SEXUALITY, VATICAN/ROMAN CATHOLICISM

The Descent of Edward Wilson (with Polish translation)

Richard Dawkins - Prospect - 24 May 2012 188 Comments

Richard Dawkins's review of The Social Conquest of Earth , by Edward O Wilson (WW Norton, £18.99, May) JBS Haldane quipped that any Creator must have had “an inordinate fondness for...

TAGGED: BIOLOGY, BOOKS, EVOLUTION, RICHARD DAWKINS, SCIENCE

“Why Are You Atheists So Angry?” To Be Published By Pitchstone!

Greta Christina - Greta Christina's Blog - 20 April 2012 12 Comments

Excting book news! The print edition of Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless is going to be published by Pitchstone Publishing ! It’s currently available on ...

TAGGED: ATHEISM, BOOKS

Book Review: Freedom of Religion & The Secular State

Bruce Everett - Rousing Departures - 12 April 2012 11 Comments

Freedom of Religion & The Secular State , by Russell Blackford. Publisher: John Wiley and Sons. Philosopher and self-styled whipping boy, Michael Ruse, once described Russell Blackford...

TAGGED: BOOKS, RELIGION, REVIEWS, SECULARISM

Herb Silverman champions atheism with wit and warmth

Will Moredock - Charleston City Paper - 06 April 2012 10 Comments

Making it Safe for Nonbelievers Herb Silverman has been a busy man lately. When I caught up with him last week, South Carolina's leading atheist was just back from the Reason Rally in Washington,...

TAGGED: BOOKS, REVIEWS

Russel Blackford reviews Attack of the Theocrats

Russell Blackford - Metamagician and the Hellfireclub - 29 March 2012 24 Comments

I've been reading Attack of the Theocrats: How the Religious Right Harms Us All - and What We Can Do About It , by Sean Faircloth. As a book written in defence of secularism, it's of particular...

TAGGED: BOOKS, REVIEWS

Three articles by Steven Pinker, Russell Blackford and John Gray

- - Religion and Ethics - 28 March 2012 40 Comments

HAS VIOLENCE BEEN VANQUISHED? by Steven Pinker As surely as you are reading this, you will have recently read about some shocking act of violence. Somewhere in the world there will be a...

TAGGED: BEHAVIOR, BOOKS